The 2014 Jeep Compass makes its debut at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) this week with a new six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission, a slick new look inside and out, and a fuel economy rating of up to 30 mpg. The redesign includes new safety features like standard front-seat-mounted side air bags and side-curtain air bags for all rows as well as an available rear camera.
Standard features on the 2014 Jeep Compass will include power/heated exterior mirrors, cruise control, illuminated cup holders, a removable/rechargeable light, electronic stability control, front driver and passenger active head restraints, electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist, anti-lock disc brakes, 60/40 fold-flat rear seat and sunscreen glass.
The big news is the six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission which will be available for the first time on most 2014 Jeep Compass models. This is a 6F24 six-speed automatic transmission that was developed by PowerTech and fine-tuned for the 2014 Jeep Compass. It’s fully electronic and designed for both fuel efficiency and improved performance.
The new transmission also helps reduce maintenance costs on the 2014 Jeep Compass. There’s no transmission dipstick and transmission filter or fluid changes are not required under normal driving conditions. Additionally, low-viscosity fluid improves fuel economy by offering faster operating temperatures on the transmission and reducing drag on internal components.
The 2014 Jeep Compass is available in three drivetrain configurations. There will be the standard front-wheeldrive system as well as Freedom Drive I and the Freedom Drive II Off-road Package so drivers can pick the version that best suits their needs.
The Freedom Drive I 4×4 has a full-time, active four-wheel-drive system with lock mode suited for everyday driving conditions. It’ll give the extra control drivers want on slick or snow covered roads. The Freedom II Off-road Package is for those who want to take full advantage of the 2014 Jeep Compass with off-road driving over rough terrain and up steep hills.
Expect to see the 2014 Jeep Compass in your local showroom in the second quarter of 2013.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. When not drooling over cars, Nicole writes for Wired’s GeekMom.